The Pernod Ricard Fellowship is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non‑linear models of generating and distributing knowledge to encourage different possible connections between researchers, contemporary artists, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public.
Inheriting the cosmopolitan and convivial spirit of the historical studio, art academy and artists’ cantina founded and run by Marie Vassilieff in the heart of Montparnasse, the Fellows enjoy a tailor-made support, special meetings with local or international researchers and art professionals relevant to their needs, and access to a rich network of institutions in France and abroad such as Centre Pompidou (a long-term, privileged partner of Pernod Ricard and Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research).
Fellows benefit from the research programs developed by Villa Vassilieff in collaboration with museums, private and public archives, universities and art schools, with a focus on rarely explored resources. The Pernod Ricard Fellowship ambitions to offer a sustainable support for artists, by involving local and international partners.
The Fellowship aims at questioning our relationship to history and heritage in contact with current cultural and social issues, offering various pathways for conducting new investigations and collecting multiple stories of our globalized world. The Villa Vassilieff’s ongoing program of multiple events and encounters will facilitate the imagination of new modalities for dialogue, exchange, work and production.
The fellowship includes:
A 3-month residency in a in a private studio at Villa Vassilieff • A 6000 euro grant to cover living expenses in Paris • A 5000 euro production & research grant • A tailor-made program of meetings and visits • 1 or 2 round-trips to Paris • Access to unexplored resources • An exceptional network of collaborators, with Centre Pompidou as main partner.
Every year, 4 international Fellows (artists, curators and researchers) are invited by an Artistic Committee for a 3-month residency on the basis of a research proposal.
This year, the Pernod Ricard Fellowship focuses on four geographical zones: Southern Europe Asia South America Africa.
Deadline: 30 April 2019